Solihull, England, United Kingdom
25 Nov 2021
13 Dec 2021

Are you our next Santoni Programmer/Designer? We're looking for someone to join our Product function within the Sourcing team at our new Development Centre, to help build a competitive advantage in our product creation capabilities. Someone who wants to be part of a team that lifts each other up; a team that fails together and celebrates together. Someone who likes each day to be different, the challenge of doing things differently, and the freedom to figure things out for themselves. We work hard, sure, but we have a laugh while we do it. Sound like you?


You will be a highly skilled technical knit programmer who can lead creative knit projects across various knitting Santoni technologies using multiple software tools. You will act as an educator, a creator, a creative thought partner and an innovation problem solver for designers and developers. You will establish knit and programming standard methodologies with our global manufacturing partners. You will be a flexible self-starter, motivated to grow and learn continually, a strong team player and a proficient multi- tasker who can work on products across multiple seasons.

  • Utilising non-traditional approaches and state of the art technology to build conceptual knit concepts into physical form.
  • Providing technical expertise and feasibility reviews during knit exploration projects and undiscovered new opportunities.
  • Partnering with design and product development teams to execute intended designs with attention to detail and understand yarn
  • Producing knit downs and mock-ups for aesthetics, construction and fit R&D.
  • Maintaining accurate records for each sample processed, with all corrections documented for the product approval process from Proto to
    TOP stages.
  • Measuring samples, leading fit sessions, evaluating fit and construction of proto samples, ensuring the clear direction of all corrections needed to be made.
  • Providing technical support and analysation of issues and development of systems, to resolve problems with input from Santoni engineer and development personnel.


  • Advanced experience of operating Santoni, Lonati, and other knitting machines with at least five years in factory production.
  • To be familiar with such as Software Digraph-3 Plus, Atlas, Photon, Galois, Quasar and POLARIS to manage supplier accuracy in programming.
  • Technical knowledge of operation and programming of Stoll knitting machines.
  • Experience working with systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in garment construction, manufacturing methods and workflow management.
  • Knowledge of fabric, lab testing and assessment of results.
  • Capability to improve the product at every stage and strive for the highest achievable quality

When normal office working resumes, our expectation would require candidates to attend 5 days a week in GSHQ, Solihull, UK.


Real-life humans, each with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and identities with a background and body that is completely individual. Together, as unique individuals, we make Gymshark stronger.

If you're reading this, you're probably applying for or considering applying for a job with us, and we want you to know that Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. For us, that means we always, and will always, strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment and that we do not, and will not, tolerate discrimination of any kind.


We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.


πŸ™Œ Competitive β€˜Win Together, Lose Together' Bonus
🩺 Full private medical insurance with no excess
πŸ– 25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.
πŸ’» A truly Flexible Working Culture
πŸ‘₯ A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
πŸ’° Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🀩 Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount
🎁 Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service
πŸ₯‡ Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
πŸ“š Great Training and Learning Resources
πŸ–₯ Choice of hardware and access to the best software
πŸ€’ Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package - we support you extending your family
🍎 Refuel - Healthy fresh food at GSHQ
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership
πŸ‘‰ Free monthly massages
πŸ’ˆ Beauty and Barber facilities
🚘 Free on-site parking

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